Associate in Applied Science Degree
The Child Development Associate Degree program prepares students to be childhood education professionals. The coursework and practica prepare students to work effectively with young children and families in a variety of settings. The program satisfies Michigan state requirements for licensing as directors of child care centers, lead teachers in child care centers, home-based center providers, and support staff in public school early childhood programs and Head Start agencies. It also prepares students to transfer into a bachelor's degree program.
Eastern Michigan University, BS degree;
Ferris State University, BS degree;
Siena Heights, BA degree;
University of Michigan-Dearborn, BGS degree.
Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: Articulation Agreements.
Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6 are required in the courses of this program.
Students who wish to enroll in child care practicum courses: CCP 132 or CCP 133 must be employed a minimum of 8 hours for 15 weeks for each credit of practicum. Permission is required to enroll in any CCP practicum course. Permission can be granted only after the student has submitted a Work Place Learning Agreement, Student Agreement and an Employer Agreement.
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- Public Services Careers Dept
- Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Beth A. Marshall
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Class Title Minimum Credits CCP 123 Essentials of Early Care and Education - II 4 CCP 133 Child Development Practicum II 1 CCP 160 Foundations of Child Care and Early Education 3 Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science * 3 COM 101 or Fundamentals of Speaking COM 102 or Interpersonal Communication COM 200 Family Communication 3 Total 14
Class Title Minimum Credits CCP 211 or Administration of Child Care Programs CCP 220 Development and Care of Infants and Toddlers 3 CCP 218 Advanced Child Care Seminar 1 CCP 219 Advanced Child Care Practicum 2 CCP 251 Education of the Young Child with Exceptionalities 3 Elective(s) 3 ENG 240 or Children's Literature ENG 242 Multicultural Literature for Youth ** 3 Total 15
- Total Credits Required
*Students are encouraged to select PSY 100 or SOC 100 for their social science elective.
**Transfer students should consider a course from the EMU Diverse World Requirement List.